What Does the Bible Say About Salvation? With References

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Lord’s Library editors answer the question “What does the Bible say about salvation?” with specific Bible references.

Have you ever asked yourself the question “What does the Bible say about salvation?” If you have, you’re definitely not alone! And since the Bible helps Christians form a foundational understanding of important topics, it’s imperative that one know how Scripture describes salvation in different contexts. The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines salvation as “the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him everlasting happiness.”

Now armed with a basic salvation definition, Lord’s Library editors thought it would be a helpful exercise to provide Biblical context. As a result, we compiled this short resource which captures all notable mentions of the word salvation, as well as its other forms. If you’ve been wondering what the King James Bible says about salvation, scroll on for additional detail.

Note: If you want to know what the Bible says about salvation and 206 other important topics (to be exact), our editors recommend Spencer Smith’s Doctrine Matters: Bible Topic Guidebook.

What Does the Bible Say About Salvation?


Acts 4:12

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Acts 28:28

“Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.”

Isaiah 12:2

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.”

2 Corinthians 1:6

“And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.”

2 Corinthians 6:2

“(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”

Psalms 62:2

“He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.”

Titus 2:11

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,”

Psalms 118:21

“I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.”

1 Thessalonians 5:9

“But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.”

Hebrews 5:9

“And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;”


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Tim is the Founder and Ministerial Editor at Lord's Library, a Christian resource hub focused on helping readers grow their faith in Jesus Christ. Tim became a Christian in April 2021 and believes 1 Peter 4:11 commands him to share The Gospel (1 Corinthians 15: 1-4) "as of the ability which God giveth."

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